The Kindgom of Saudi Arabia has a population of almost 30 Million governed by a hereditary monarchy. It is one of the world's richest countries and finances itself largely by oil and gas trade.
Saudi Arabia is considered by Western countries as a dictatorship. It is the world's second largest weapons importer and adheres to the conservative movement within Sunni Islam referred to as Wahhabism. This page shows an automatic compilation of DW content dealing with Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have broken off relations with Qatar have issued a list of demands to end a diplomatic crisis in the region. Qatar has said it is studying the demands of "siege countries."
As the blockade imposed on Qatar by its neighbors stretches into its third week, an easy end to the worst diplomatic crisis in the Gulf in years is nowhere in sight. The Qatari economy has steadied after the initial shock - but businesses understandably worry about the future.